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Acholi Genocide And The Harvard-Pentagon Mass Atrocities Response Operations

Stopping genocide and mass atrocity prevention has superseded the War on Terror as a justification for U.S. military intervention in Africa, as outlined in Mass Atrocity Response Operations, a Military Planning Handbook (MARO), a Harvard/Pentagon publication.
Using the genocide in Uganda’s Acholiland, where intervention wasn’t geostrategic as an example, Ann Garrison talks about faux humanitarian militarism with Black Star News contributor Michael Kirkpatrick.

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War on Terror: U.S. In Africa, Uganda In Somalia, al Shabaab In Uganda

Ugandan Police have warned opposition leaders that Somali-based Al-Shabaab terrorists may try to assassinate them. Opposition leaders responded that they’re being terrorized by Ugandan President Yower Museveni himself, and, international observers and journalists pointed out that Al-Shabaab’s most logical target is also President Museveni. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has more.

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‘First They Came For …’

I oppose the Bill because the legislation has an ulterior motive of political mobilization. Homosexuality was practiced in Uganda before English missionaries arrived in the country. This is a well documented fact in the story of the Uganda Matyrs who included the Buganda King’s pages that embraced Christianity and rejected the King’s homosexual advances, hence, their martyrdom.
Yet the state has delibeartely rallied the population to believe that homosexuality is a foreign practice that is being ‘imported’ into the country.

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Flashpoints: Will Uganda Be The Next Egypt Or Tunisia?

Pacifica’s KPFA Flashpoints Radio, 99.5FM-Berkeley, heard in the San Francisco Bay Area and much of Northern California, and streaming on the Web, played Pacifica WBAI AfrobeatRadio’s news feature on the Ugandan uprising over food and fuel prices, and asked, “Will Uganda be the next Egypt or Tunisia?”
Notes on the geopolitical context, and the latest, most violent arrest of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye with Flashpoints host Dennis Bernstein.

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Ugandan Uprising for Food And Fuel

Ugandan opposition leaders have been arrested while peacefully walking to work to protest soaring fuel and food prices that have pushed many Ugandans to the edge of survival. Images of the first Walk to Work protest, on Monday, February 11th, looked much like those of the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955, which resonated throughout the U.S.A. and sparked the African American Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King. However, on Thursday, February 14th, police fired tear gas and live ammunition on demonstrators in both Kampala, Uganda’s capitol, and in Gulu, a commercial center in Northern Uganda’s indigenous Acholiland, where three protestors died.

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Ugandans Walk In The Footsteps Of Gandhi And King

Anne Mugisha: We have a President who has been in power for 25 years and is now trying to amend the retirement age for a President in the Constitution, so that it goes beyond the 75 years limit.

We have a restless population that believes that the government should be doing more to create jobs, to manage inflation and to fight poverty.

We have an opposition that believes it has been rigged out of victory at every general election held under this regime.

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The LRA Excuse For Ugandan Troops In Congo—Again

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s state newspaper, The New Vision, has reported that the UN Security Council and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to join Museveni’s army, the Uganda People’s Defense Force, in a new offensive to hunt Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and Jamil Mukulu’s Allied Democratic Forces, or ADF, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

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Creating African Dynasties

The political culture of dynasties is very much alive in Africa even where there are no kingdoms.

In Uganda the opposition has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his eldest son Lieutenant Colonel Kaneirugaba Muhoozi, 36, to succeed him.

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Besigye Rejects Museveni’s Rule

Aljazeera’s Talk to Jazeera Host Hamid Arou: Mr. President, your National Resistance Movement Party is run like a one man show, not an institution. You are the NRM and without you, some say, it’s the end of the party.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni: Oh, they must be sick, because NRM has got nine million members now. Many of the things they do, I don’t even know. So anybody who said that I’m running that huge organization alone must be sick in his head or her head.

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Museveni’s Casino: Anne Mugisha on Uganda’s 2011 election

“We knew exactly what was going to happen in this election. We complained about the registers, we complained about the inflated numbers of people on the registers, we complained about the use of state resources in the election, but we still agreed to go in and participate. So that’s like walking into a casino, knowing that the guy who owns it has to make a profit. Sometimes a few lucky people make some money. But most of the time people lose. So this time around I lost. A few of our opposition people did scrape through, but the casino is owned by the ruling party and President Museveni and they would definitely be looking to make a profit. So that’s how I see this election, like a trip to the casino.”